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Groote Eylandt stakeholder information [30-6-2021]

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 30 June, 2021
Notice text: 

Groote Eylandt stakeholder information

[30th June 2021 3:45pm]

  • There is currently no COVID detected in Arnhem Land or the Groote Archipelago;
  • Government and service providers should still be operating as Business As usual;
  • There have been some people asked to stay home while we await COVID test results, who had travelled from interstate. They all tested negative and have no additional exposure risk factors;
  • Passengers on flights from QLD yesterday were instructed to return to QLD as an extra precaution due to the Brisbane hotspot announcement;
  • Darwin and Alice Springs are in Lockdown to ensure COVID is contained.

- Senior Sergeant Tanya Woodcock

Officer In Charge | Carpentaria District | Northern Territory Police Force

Groote Eylandt

Source: 

Groote Eylandt Police

COVID 19 and Travel off Eylandt

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 29 June, 2021
Notice text: 

Dear ALC staff,

I would like to update all staff in response to the evolving COVID situation in the Northern Territory.

As you would be well aware, the Northern Territory Government is continuing to test and monitor potential exposure sites within the Greater Darwin Area, and we are by no means in the clear yet.

For all of the latest updates, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) (nt.gov.au).

In light of this, I would like to advise all ALC staff of the following:

  • Anyone wanting to leave Groote Eylandt now should reconsider, as you may not be able to return until directed it is safe to do so.
  • For anyone who is currently off Groote Eylandt, please do not return to the Eylandt until we advise you that it’s safe to do so.
  • Please be advised that inbound Darwin-Groote flights are now restricted to be accessed only by Essential Workers and checked by NT Police prior to departure from Darwin.
  • If staff are approached by Groote Traditional Owners currently in Darwin please advise them we are not currently able to assist them to return to Groote Eylandt until the Darwin lockdown ends (currently at 1pm Thursday 1st July). Please refer them to Larrakia Nation staff in Darwin for assistance programs that are available.
  • If you are receiving calls from stakeholders wanting advice on how to proceed with COVID restrictions, please refer them to the NTG website and instruct them to follow the advice on the NTG website.

While this may cause inconvenience for some, it is important that we all follow the health advice in order to keep our community safe.

If you have not already done so, I encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible, as this is our best defence against the virus! It is planned to offer an accelerated vaccination program for the rest of this week through the Alyangula GEMCO Vaccination Centre. Bus services will be available to pick up and return for community members with a barbeque meal provided at the Cen

Source: 

Mark Hewitt, ALC CEO

Groote Police Front Counter notices - unofficial COVID-19 update

Date of notice or action: 
Monday, 28 June, 2021
Notice text: 

Groote Police Front Counter notices - unofficial COVID-19 update

COVID UPDATE - DARWIN IN LOCKDOWN UNTIL 1PM FRIDAY.

Please let everyone know that if you go to Darwin you will not be allowed to return to Groote Eylandt, Bickerton Island, Numbulwar, or other remote townships, until after 1pm on Friday.

THIS LOCKDOWN COULD BE EXTENDED AGAIN.

If any of us travel to Darwin, we could be unable to come home when we want to.

Also, if things change again you might need to go into 14 days of quarantine before coming home, and this can cost you a lot of money.

There are people in Darwin who have COVID and are in quarantine or isolation.

We DO NOT have any COVID in remote areas, and we are working very hard to keep it that way.

PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL TO DARWIN UNTIL WE KNOW IT IS SAFE AGAIN.

We will send out more information to you as soon as we have updates.

Source: 

Groote Eylandt Police

Travel restrictions - All ALC Staff

Date first filed: 
Monday, 28 June, 2021
Date of document or action: 
Sunday, 27 June, 2021
Description: 

[27/6/2021] Advisory to all ALC staff that that no ALC staff are to travel to Groote from interstate nor internally from the greater Darwin region.

Upcoming meetings wil be postponed or held online.

See attached document for details.

Source: 

ALC CEO Mark Hewitt

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #51 – 28 June 2021 - COVID-19 Update: Lockdown restrictions in place

Date first filed: 
Monday, 28 June, 2021
Date of document or action: 
Monday, 28 June, 2021
Description: 

A 48 hour lockdown is in place for Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield.

At this stage, there are no cases of COVID-19 in the East Arnhem region.

To prevent COVID entering the region, the following changes to transport have been implemented:

  • Flights out of Darwin into the region only for essential workers
  • Road checkpoints have been set up on the Stuart and Arnhem Highways to ensure that no one from the areas in lockdown travels into East Arnhem by road.
Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

COVID-19 Update: Lockdown restrictions in place (Darwin area)

Date first filed: 
Monday, 28 June, 2021
Date of document or action: 
Sunday, 27 June, 2021
Description: 

From 1.00pm on 27th June 2021, the Darwin, Palmerston and Darwin rural areas will enter a full lockdown for 48 hours.

This follows confirmation of four new covid-19 positive cases all linked to the Tanami mine case.

Residents from Darwin, Palmerston and the rural areas must stay at home for the 48 hour lockdown.

See the attached document for details.

Source: 

NT Government

ALC Staff Reclassified as Essential Workers for Early Vaccination

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 7 May, 2021
Notice text: 

There will be an ‘essential workers’ vaccination roll out prior to the Groote roll out, on 13 and 14 May in Alyangula.

All ALC staff are considered ‘essential workers’ and are encouraged to receive the vaccination on these dates. This includes Indigenous staff. This will be through a booking system.

The Gemco roll out will start the following week and all Alyangula residents are encouraged to attend the ASEC hall from 18 May. Community roll out will kick off the last week of June prior to Royalty Distribution.

Dates and times for ALC ‘essential workers’ vaccinations:
13/5 10.30-18.30
14/5 08.30-15:00

Source: 

ALC

CHO Direction 49 – Changes to Territory Border Restrictions

Date first filed: 
Wednesday, 26 August, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Monday, 24 August, 2020
Description: 

NT Chief Health Officer notice on NT border restrictions, with changes to lengths of interstate entrants' quarantine depending on when they left designated hotspots, and to rules about children. For full details see NT Government COVID hotspots page and NT CHO Directions #49.

Source: 

NT Government

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